The difference is that the U.S. generally tries to make life better for the people living the shitholes they invade.
The Generals are still having issues understanding how detrimental drone warfare is to capturing hearts and minds, but what can you do?
Conversely, Russia happily invades, takes everything of value, rapes the populace, then snuggles in for the long haul.
You could say that in cases like Okinawa, the U.S. is no better. The difference being that rape, subjugation, and exploitation are the norm for the Russians. The U.S. is generally welcomed by the governments it colonizes. >false pretenses
"shitty, misguided policy" for most of the 20th century. The second invasion of Iraq is completely valid, though. Which is why a large majority of the country condemns Bush for it. >Cause the world economy to crash
Look at OPEC and China right now. Wall Street has nothing on the bullshit they're pulling right now. Artificially inflating the global oil market and rigging currency is no joke. >shitty, soulless media and destructive obsession with race
The majority of Europe seemed to be hopping on the #refugeeswelcome bandwagon with little to no interference from America. If anything, Europe is getting worse about that shit.
Literally everyone outside of the shittiest colleges hate all of this "gender identity" bullshit just as much as you do. The issue is that those spastics have a scary amount of influence in European governments.
Just remember, Burnouts and College students are vocal minorities and are universally hated by people who aren't receiving money from them (college admins). >focus on Individual prosperity >a universally bad thing
An obsession with maintaining the safety of the individual is partly why the U.S. military is so strong. When you're unwilling to throw troops at the problem, you throw bombs, planes, and drones at it.
It can be shitty, yes. But it's not an objective evil.